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Alan and Mary Van Dyke (#47395800)
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Bio Photo We believe our ancestors want to be found, as much as we want to find them.

We have photographs of all the headstones in The Abbey Cemetery, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland, as well as, a complete copy of the "Register of Internments of The Abbey Cemetery", and are in the process of uploading them all. (July 2011)

We have photographs of all the headstones in the Hickman Cemetery and the Holland Cemetery, Lancster County, Nebraska. We also have been given permission to photograph the complete Internment Register for the Holland Cemetery, and will be uploading all of the above soon. (September 2011) Project completed January 2012.

All photos we posted are yours to have and share! We found many of our relatives on FAG, that we never would have found on other sites, so we want to 'give back' by volunteeing our photos. We hope you find your 'grandpa', too. FAG is an excellent way for people to help people find their relatives.

April 14, 2012: The message from Jeanine will be left up. I have a rather lengthy reply, but invite others to view the 2 memorials in question and comment at will: Herbert Fehr #83536480 and Ferdinand Fehr #83536479. In a nut-shell, the boys died 129 years ago, as infants, and there ARE no biographies loaded.
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RE: Mary Major #167316347
I know of North Ridge, Pierce Hill, and Halidale in W. Montville, but there could be others. Kit
Added by Kit on Sep 24, 2016 5:54 PM
RE: Alonzo and Eunice Major photos
Please use any way you would like. Kit
Added by Kit on Sep 24, 2016 5:51 PM
Carol Busboom
RE: Linking family members
Thank you for your message. I understand your interest in being accurate, and we are non-members of this cemetery. We'll be more careful in the future. With your for instance, I did a quick yahoo search for Goldie Hayman and was directed to It does, indeed, show that she was the spouse of Edward, who's parents were Ezra & Martina. Her parents were David Bryant Tickner & Emma Tickner, if you'd like to add any of this information to their memorial pages.
Once again, we'll follow your lead and not request an edit unless we're certain. Thanks
Added by Carol Busboom on Sep 18, 2016 9:05 AM
RE: Amelia Dailey #119052560
The sexton reported everything that went through the cemetery but they didn't note if it was just cremation or if it was a burial. There are sexton lists on the Internet and this memorial was loaded from one of these lists.

Also, I have known of people being reburied up to 5 times so obituaries are not often right.

Amelia is not at Fairmount! Her ashes were given back to Capital Mortuary and they gave them to Beverly Dailey. I don't know what Beverly did with her ashes!!

Added by VDR on Sep 18, 2016 8:22 AM
Van Dyke
Do you have any Almy married Van Dyke connections?
Added by Laudi on Sep 01, 2016 2:10 AM
RE: Samuel Winslow #59181273
Dear Mary Van Dyke,

Thank you for asking me. I give you the permission to use any of my pictures. I appreciate the use of captions.

Good luck with this awesome project!

Added by JBL on Aug 22, 2016 12:42 PM
Alone but not Forgotten
I found out about it from transcribing death certificates and inquest documents for Familysearch. Unfortunately, I don't have access to these anymore. If you order the death cert it might give you the information - there was probably more to it, such as names of parents and possibly an address. Good luck and I'm glad I got you a clue!
Added by Alone but not Forgotten on Aug 22, 2016 8:24 AM
Martha Hallett
I also added photos for the grave next to him on the same lot who I believe are his parents Leo P and Margaret E obrien.
Added by Martha Hallett on Jul 11, 2016 3:40 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Martha Bradley #81441313
In my own cemetery notes from the early 1990s, Martha's immediate neighbors are Anastasia Keenan (d. Aug. 20, 1934, aged 17y) and Charles Bradley, d. Aug 6, 1855, aged 60y & 7m). That's just from the order in my notebook. I can't guarantee that they are in the same row, or even elbow-to-elbow. That's just the order in which I wrote down the names and dates.

As for Martha in Kittell's notes being the same one as in the cemetery, there's nothing to say that she isn't. Remember, Father Kittell just assembled notes from hither and yon to explain the backgrounds of people who became Loretto parishioners. In his notes he also has people who died elsewhere in the area, and were never buried at Loretto, but who started out there. It's a pity he never sourced anything, as he was a very scholarly man.

As for the William Bradley who died in 1849, Kittell includes no extra details on parents or wife.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 02, 2016 9:08 AM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Martha Bradley #81441313
Father Ferdinand Kittell was pastor of the Loretto from ca. 1890 until his death in the 1920s. He compiled his own list of Loretto families, without sourcing any of the data. Much of it comes from the Loretto BMD records, but one must conclude that a lot of of it was heresay, based on the testimony of his oldest parishioners.

For Martha in the cemetery notes, he says merely that she was the daughter of "William" (no mother's name). From his baptismal notes, he says that a Martha Bradley was born in 1826, d/o William Bradley & Rosanna McMonigle.

Does this ring any bells?

Father Albert Ledoux
Gallitzin, PA
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 02, 2016 8:10 AM
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